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Volume 9 Supplement 1

Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

Proceedings

Edited by Sally Theobald, Olivia Tulloch and Hilary Standing

Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS.

Liverpool, UK18-19 May 2009

  1. Content type: Introduction

    This commentary introduces the HARPS supplement on getting research into policy and practice in sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The papers in this supplement have been produced by the Sexual Health and H...

    Authors: Sally Theobald, Olivia Tulloch, Joanna Crichton, Kate Hawkins, Eliya Zulu, Philippe Mayaud, Justin Parkhurst, Alan Whiteside and Hilary Standing

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S2

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  2. Content type: Review

    Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range of methodologic...

    Authors: Andy Sumner, Jo Crichton, Sally Theobald, Eliya Zulu and Justin Parkhurst

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S3

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  3. Content type: Research

    Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV issues are often controversial and neglected, leading to challenges with engaging policy actors. Research evidence is complex, posing further challenges for ensurin...

    Authors: Joanna Crichton and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S4

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  4. Content type: Research

    Observational epidemiological and biological data indicate clear synergies between Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV, whereby HSV-2 enhances the potential for HIV acquisition or transmission. In 2001...

    Authors: H Burris, J Parkhurst, Y Adu-Sarkodie and P Mayaud

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Several frameworks have been constructed to analyse the factors which influence and shape the uptake of evidence into policy processes in resource poor settings, yet empirical analyses of health policy making ...

    Authors: Eleanor Hutchinson, Justin Parkhurst, Sam Phiri, Di M Gibb, Nathaniel Chishinga, Benson Droti and Susan Hoskins

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S6

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  6. Content type: Research

    The mass media have excellent potential to promote good sexual and reproductive health outcomes, but around the world, media often fail to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights issues or report ...

    Authors: Rose Ndakala Oronje, Chi-Chi Undie, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Joanna Crichton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Communicating the results of randomised controlled trials may present challenges for researchers who have to work with communities and policy-makers to anticipate positive outcomes, while being aware that resu...

    Authors: Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Jonathan Stadler, Philippe Mayaud and Helen Rees

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S8

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  8. Content type: Research

    Swaziland is experiencing the world’s worst HIV and AIDS epidemic. Prevalence rose from four percent of antenatal clinic attendees in 1992 to 42.6 percent in 2004. The Report ‘Reviewing ‘Emergencies’ for Swazi...

    Authors: Alan Whiteside and Fiona E Henry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Research institutions and donor organizations are giving growing attention to how research evidence is communicated to influence policy. In the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV there is les...

    Authors: Olivia Tulloch, Philippe Mayaud, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Baafuor Kofi Opoku, Nana Oye Lithur, Eugene Sickle, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Mwita Wambura, John Changalucha and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S10

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  10. Content type: Research

    This article describes and analyses a research based engagement by a university school of public health in Bangladesh aimed at raising public debate on sexuality and rights and making issues such as discrimina...

    Authors: Sabina Faiz Rashid, Hilary Standing, Mahrukh Mohiuddin and Farah Mahjabeen Ahmed

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S12

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  11. Content type: Research

    The public health response to sexually transmitted infections, particularly HIV, has been and continues to be overwhelmingly focused on risk, disease and negative outcomes of sex, while avoiding discussion of ...

    Authors: Wendy Knerr and Anne Philpott

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S13

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    The Research and Development Division (RDD) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has a remit to build research capacity and conduct policy relevant research. By being situated within the GHS, RDD has good access ...

    Authors: John Owusu Gyapong, Richmond Ato Selby and Kwadwo Antwi Anakwah

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S14

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    In recent years there has been increasing recognition of the importance of strategic research communication. Health research organisations need to be able to communicate their research effectively to increase ...

    Authors: Annabelle South

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S15

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